Saturday, March 31, 2012
While modern in its metallic, 3D aspect, the swooping curves of the S evoke older S-shields, particularly the one worn by Earth-2's Superman during the 70s and early 80s. The dark colours harken back to the Golden Age Superman of the 30s and 40s, when Superman was less a boy scout and more a vigilante crusader for the working class and the downtrodden.
I also love the film's title - finally a Superman film that doesn't include the character's name followed by a Roman numeral or a verb. Perhaps that's the influence of producer Chris Nolan, who was bold enough to call his second Batman film The Dark Knight instead of "Batman Something."
Hopefully director Zack Snyder has matured enough to do the film justice. His Watchmen was serviceable but uninspiring, and I have yet to dredge up enough interest to see the ridiculous-looking 300 or the critically-reviled Sucker Punch. I'll go into this film with guarded hopes, but if nothing else at least Nolan and Snyder's team got the logo right.